Just Wait!

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

They spoke just above a whisper. “How long do we have to wait?”

“Shhh!” answered her older brother. “Just wait. Be patient. They’ll come, I promise you.”

Missy sighed, bursting with impatience as the sun slowly, ever so slowly, sank beneath the horizon. “Now, Jimmy?”

“Not quite. Just a few more minutes. It has to be almost dark. You know, DARK dark.”

MIssy’s eyes caught a sparkle Then another, and another; blinking, drifting, blinking.

“Ah, here they come!” Jimmy’s voice rose with glee..


“No, Silly. Lightening bugs. Fireflies.”

“They’re grand, Jimmy. Like fairies.”

“Well, okay.”


50 thoughts on “Just Wait!

  1. Aww…. I love this! And … yes, it can be so VERY hard to wait … AND, I think they ARE fairies. It is only that if you catch them they transmute into fire-flies because they have to keep the fairy-beings a secret. It’s the version a five-year-old I know swears by, and I believe her. 🙂

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    1. we did it when I was a kid, and my children and grandchildren have all done it. We just don’t allow them to keep the firefly for more than a few minutes, because we wanted them to know the fun was in the catching, not in keeping it captured.

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  2. This reminds me of the very first time I saw fireflies, which was when we were living in Germany in the nineties. I’d honestly never seen them before – magnificent. You took me back to the magic.

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  3. Oh, I simply love your writing. You have such a wonderful gift. I love reading your posts on your different blogs. I love to write, but I think I get too serious sometimes, and then I get writers block. I really need to take time, now that we are moved and settled in, to do daily prompts. I know that helps.
    Like someone above said, I thought this was going to be something out of this world, but just love how it was about the lightning bugs.
    Thanks for sharing your gift.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love Friday Fictioneers. Anyone is welcome, so feel free to jump right in 🙂

      I used to do a daily prompt, but I just don’t always have the time for it these days. It’s good, though, to get your muse awake and functioning 🙂

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